Two of the biggest superheros in pop culture finally clash on screen this weekend, as “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” hit theaters this Friday.
But Batman and Superman have a long movie history, way before Henry Cavill put on the red cape and Ben Affleck donned the Batsuit. Before them came Christopher Reeve, Gerard Christopher, Michael Keaton, George Clooney and a handful of other actors, as well as a long list of blockbusters movies over the decades.
Before the big showdown goes down, you can test your knowledge here. Who was the first actor to play Superman’ most famous nemesis, Lex Luthor? Which actor could have played the Joker instead of Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton’s “Batman” (1989)? And which star Superman film star ended up appearing in TV series “Smallville”? Show how much you know with our comprehensive quiz!
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” marks the first time Batman and Superman have gone head-to-head in a live-action movie. Along with Cavill and Affleck, it also stars Jesse Eisenberg as Luthor and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Zack Synder directed the massively anticipated comic-book movie, which marks the start of a long lineup of movies in the DC universe.